Data Virtualization: Unlocking Data for AI and Machine Learning

This post is authored by Robert Alexander, Senior Software Engineer at Microsoft. For reliability, accuracy and performance, both AI and machine learning heavily rely on large sets. Because the larger the pool of data, the better you can train the models. That’s why it’s critical for big data platforms to efficiently work with different data… Read more

Empowering Every Organization on the Planet with Artificial Intelligence

Re-posted from the Microsoft SQL Server blog. Extracting intelligence from ever-expanding amounts of data is now the difference between being the next market disruptor versus being relegated to the history books. Microsoft’s comprehensive data platform and tools let developers and businesses create the next generation of intelligent applications, drive new efficiencies, create better products and… Read more

Free AI Immersion Workshop on May 9th in Seattle – Register Now!

We are excited to announce that registration for the Microsoft AI Immersion Workshop is now open to all developers. The Workshop is being held on Tuesday, May 9th, at the W Hotel in Seattle. This is a free in-person event, but capacity is limited – so register now to reserve your spot. This is a… Read more

Microsoft Data Amp – New Online Event, on April 19th

Re-posted from the Microsoft SQL Server blog. We are excited to announce a new online event that will take place next month, Microsoft Data Amp. Scott Guthrie, Executive Vice President for Cloud + Enterprise, and Joseph Sirosh, Corporate Vice President, Data Group, will share exciting new announcements around the investments we are making in machine… Read more

Microsoft AI Immersion Workshop in Seattle – May 9th, 2017

The Microsoft AI Immersion Workshop, to be held in Seattle on May 9th, 2017, is a FREE pre-event to Microsoft Build 2017. The Workshop is a special opportunity for advanced developers interested in creating the next generation of intelligent apps, including enterprise-grade solutions, that use the very latest AI and Machine Learning techniques. Experienced Microsoft… Read more

Build & Deploy Machine Learning Apps on Big Data Platforms with Microsoft Linux Data Science Virtual Machine

This post is authored by Gopi Kumar, Principal Program Manager in the Data Group at Microsoft. This post covers our latest additions to the Microsoft Linux Data Science Virtual Machine (DSVM), a custom VM image on Azure, purpose-built for data science, deep learning and analytics. Offered in both Microsoft Windows and Linux editions, DSVM includes… Read more

Load Data Directly from Azure Data Lake into Azure SQL Data Warehouse Using Polybase

Re-posted from the Azure blog. NOTE: This post was updated on Tuesday February 14th 2017, including an update to the title. Azure SQL Data Warehouse (Azure SQL DW, or just SQL DW for short) is a SQL-based fully managed, petabyte-scale data warehousing solution in the cloud. It is highly elastic, enabling you to provision in minutes and scale… Read more

Pioneer Behind “Internet of Oysters” Now Looking to Sustainably Feed the Planet

Re-posted from the Microsoft Transform blog. Ros Harvey has been a pioneer when it comes to using technology to improve the lives of millions of people. After having recently upended oyster farming in Australia with her work on the “Internet of Oysters”, she decided to expand her business, which is called The Yield, to help… Read more

Introducing Microsoft R Server 9.0

This post is authored by Nagesh Pabbisetty, Partner Director of Program Management at Microsoft. To thrive in today’s data-driven world, businesses increasingly need more powerful analytics solutions to predict customer behavior and discover new opportunities. However, existing solutions often fail to deliver enough insights, fast enough. At Microsoft, we continue to invest deeply in advanced… Read more

17 Predictions for 2017, from Women in Microsoft Global Research

Re-posted from the Microsoft Next blog. As we celebrate Computer Science Education Week, it’s ever more critical for everyone around the globe to be digitally literate. This is particularly true for women and girls, as they represent half of the world’s population but account for barely 20 percent of computer science graduates in 34 OECD countries,… Read more